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Date: Mon, 17 Nov 2014 13:48:39 +0100
From: Raphael Geissert <>
To: Open Source Security <>
Subject: Re: Fuzzing findings (and maybe CVE requests) -
 Image/GraphicsMagick, elfutils, GIMP, gdk-pixbuf, file, ndisasm, less

On 17 November 2014 13:33, Hanno Böck <> wrote:
> What should we do with that?
> a) is it an unappropriate use of less to view untrusted files and we
> should teach users so? (I seriously never would've thought of that - and
> which average "just learned how to use the shell" user would've?)
> b) tell linux distros that lesspipe is insecure and shouldn't be
> enabled?
> c) fuzz all the tools in there and report at least the
> low-hanging-fruit-bugs? (and then maybe try to replace the
> "they-don't-fix-bugs-or-don't-have-a-dev-any-more"-tools with more
> secure ones)

d) acknowledge the fact that most tools were not "designed for
security" and that we should talk about mitigation. It's about risk

Raphael Geissert - Debian Developer -

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